PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, today announced the launch of an end-to-end, open source Internet of Things (IoT) architecture in collaboration with Red Hat and Eurotech. Enterprises now have a modern IoT architecture that is scalable, secure, and technologically advanced without vendor lock-in.
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Organizations that bought into proprietary IoT platforms are finding themselves tied to limited functionality, locked into a particular vendor, and unable to scale. Enterprises have had to piece together multiple vendors' solutions, manage all of the complexities of integration, and deal with security risks of the patchwork, only to end up with incompatible connectivity, a rigid architecture from black box solutions, and minimal interoperability. These setbacks cause businesses to miss out on technological advances such as machine learning, real-time decision-making, and cloud/hybrid flexibility.
Cloudera with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, and Eurotech, a long-time leading provider of industrial embedded hardware, have collaborated to develop an end-to-end architecture that is based on open standards and is integrated, flexible and runs on multi- or hybrid-cloud environments. This architecture is designed to provide the foundational components that organizations need to quickly and securely roll out IoT use cases.
This modular architecture also features end-to-end data management and analytics capabilities, including the ability to push machine learning and intelligence back out to the 'edge' for real-time decision making. From onboarding and managing connected devices or 'things,' to enabling protocol translation and performing analytics at the edge; from delivering real-time analytics and machine learning on IoT data to accelerating application development cycles, and enabling integration with enterprise applications, the architecture enables enterprises to accelerate their IoT deployments while ensuring end-to-end data security and compliance.
"Early adopters that locked themselves into siloed, proprietary IoT platforms are now finding themselves with rigid, limited functionality that no longer meets their needs. They are beginning to realize the value that can be achieved from a more open and modular architecture that allows them to integrate the capabilities they need to adapt as they scale and innovate," said Dave Shuman, Industry Leader for IoT at Cloudera. "Some of the world's largest enterprises have already turned to Cloudera to support the cutting edge of IoT innovation, the scalability of machine learning, and the freedom of a hybrid-cloud environment."
The modular IoT architecture also offers enterprises the freedom to run in the cloud and/or on premises, enabling portability of data and applications and eliminating dependence on a single proprietary cloud vendor. Its built-in security features enable analytics from the edge to the cloud.
"Open standards and interoperability, already important to helping solve IoT connectivity and data integration issues, are even more important as enterprises face the challenge of more efficiently delivering more secure and scalable IoT solutions in hybrid and multi-cloud environments," said Jered Floyd, Technology Strategist, Office of the CTO at Red Hat. "With the launch of this end-to-end architecture with Cloudera and Eurotech, we are helping IoT customers address that challenge while enabling cloud-provider choice."
This combination of technology from three open source leaders brings together operations technology (OT), information technology (IT), data analytics, and application integration and is built on key open source projects and innovations from the Eclipse Foundation and the Apache Software Foundation.
The end-to-end integrated architecture consists of:
Intelligent IoT edge stack with Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF) and Red Hat middleware to support device connectivity, data ingestion and control, intelligent routing, and enable analytics at the edge
IoT integration hub with Eurotech Everyware Cloud (EC) and Red Hat middleware running on OpenShift Container Platform, to effectively onboard and manage connected disparate devices, enable access control and authentication, control the operational flow of data downstream, and operate distributed container-based IoT applications
Data management and analytics platform, based on Cloudera Enterprise, for IoT data processing, persistent storage, analytics, and machine learning to enable deeper business insights and actionable intelligence
Application development and delivery environment for development, deployment, and integration of cloud-native applications enabled by Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
This end-to-end architecture has applicability across a number of industry verticals and enables customers to easily and effectively deploy a wide variety of IoT use cases including industrial IoT, real-time asset monitoring, predictive maintenance, connected vehicles, smart cities etc.
"The need for an IoT solution is increasingly complex. No single vendor can provide all the operations technology, information technology, data analytics, and application integration that meets the needs of today's platforms," said Giuseppe Surace, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Eurotech. "Eurotech is partnering with Cloudera and Red Hat to provide an architecture that enables simpler and faster use of data from IoT devices."
About Red Hat Red Hat delivers reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux®, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies that help enterprises collect, communicate, transform, store, and act on critical data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT). Red Hat offers a single, extensible, and secure foundation to support the end-to-end lifecycle of IoT solutions—from development to production. Red Hat brings intelligence to the edge, bridging the gap between IT and operational technology for connectivity and interoperability between IoT devices, gateways, datacenters, and the cloud.
Building on our experience as the world's largest open source company, we deliver trusted solutions that capture community innovation, eliminate vendor lock-in, and prevent cost escalation. Together with Red Hat's experienced partner ecosystem of industry leaders, customers can rely on our combined expertise to successfully design, build, and implement your enterprise IoT vision. Learn more at www.redhat.com/en/insights/internet-of-things.
About Eurotech Eurotech is a global company that designs, creates and delivers full Internet of Things solutions, including services, software and hardware to leading systems integrators and enterprises. With Eurotech's solutions in place, clients have access to the latest open source and standardized software stacks, flexible and rugged multi-service gateways and sophisticated sensors to bring actionable data from the field into business operations. Working with world-class ecosystem partners, Eurotech delivers on the promise of the Internet of Things either from end to end, or with best in class building blocks, including device and data management, connectivity and communication platform, intelligent edge devices and smart objects following business models that fit today's business world. Learn more about Eurotech at www.eurotech.com.
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